The Central Park Five Screening and Panel Discussion
Penn State Law and WPSU present an advance screening of the Ken Burns’ documentary, The Central Park Five, at the Lewis Katz Building Greg Sutliff Auditorium on April 8.
The documentary, premiering on PBS stations nationally April 16 at 8 p.m., tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. Directed and produced by Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
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Screening and Panel Discussion
April 8, 2013
5:30 light reception
8:00 panel and audience discussion
Penn State Law Student
Penn State Public Media, WPSU
Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Law
Penn State Law Student; 1L Representative for the Penn State Black Law Students Association
Law Enforcement Training Specialist for the Justice and Safety Institute (JASI)
Attorney; former New York City police captain; community columnist for the Centre Daily Times
The Central Park Five is a co production of Florentine Films and WETA. Funding for The Central Park Five is provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Service and members of The Better Angels Society, including Bobby and Polly Stein.